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cold war and new players lebanon's hezbollah are reportedly gets involved in the syria conflict by helping out since troops clear rebels out of a border crossing. the strikes triggered by deepening cuts rob troubled european countries as the leaders are to stage yet another anti-christ summit and brussels. plus deadly attacks on a stronghold of the former regime in libya following reports that the country's new ruler is why they have carried out a massacre of procrit office supporters a year ago.
ten am the russian capital you're watching r t with me marina joshie residents on the syrian lebanese border have been forced from their homes by a series of violent clashes armed militia in lebanon apparently used machine guns to attack the syrian army across the frontier triggering a tough response reports also suggest at the lebanese group hezbollah is becoming directly involved in syria's civil war by helping troops loyal to president assad to root out rebels from the area but as artie's lucic off enough reports it won't be easy given that one of the key routes for smuggling weapons to the opposition is their. everything now training for war getting ready for battle and possibly their doubts these young recruits are preparing for what their instructors call a campaign to rid syria of tyranny. some of these student to be fighters haven't even held a gun until now. this is the first time i use weapons there was no need for them
before the revolution now we carry weapons to get rid of assad. weapons have yet to topple the government of president bashar al assad but they're flowing into the country with ease it's a trend that has some. officials worried those will provide arms to either side only a contributing to for the me jury and the risk of unintended consequences porous borders with its neighbors make the flow of arms almost impossible to stop and lebanon's town of is one of the main gateways behind me is the way to one of the illegal border crossings between lebanon and syria weapons fighters and supplies go in to syria while refugees fleeing the violence come out but by no means as safe or easy journey frequent shelling as well as a large minefield on the syrian side of the border crossings like these a deadly gamble a gamble that lebanese sympathizers of syria's opposition are more than willing to make. this is five thousand dollars thirteen hundred eighteen hundred and two
thousand in tripoli r.t. spoke to this arms dealer whose business was booming. people come or contact me every day we have a revolution next door for sure we are with them will help them topple assad till they do it. the weapons may be easy to come by the harder part is understanding exactly where they go a classified report uncovered in the new york times reveals that many of the arms sent to syrian rebels are ending up in the hands of hardline islamic jihad one of the leaders of the f.s.a. said yeah we admit that we infiltrated by jihadi jihad these are coming. from all over the muslim world but we don't know exactly who they are back in syria both in the training camps and in the battlefield rebels talk of high hopes for a bright future. i hope that there will be free elections that the syrian people will be able to choose the officials they want and that we will win back our rights
freedom of expression and political freedom exactly what that freedom looks like may depend on who's getting the guns. you see caffein of r t. syria's northern border with turkey has also become a regular scene of a deadly crossfire in the latest incident ankara firing back in response to a mortar shell which landed in its province kurdish rebels are also causing a headache for turkey threatening to retaliate to annie attacks on currency in syria professor of a say in chief from the middle east technical university says turkey's further engagement in the syrian conflict is emboldening kurdish rebels. it is related to of course. groups have know much more money they control certain parts. in the history in the last thirty years the crew of seven never strong. has never been strong. government.
and also. such a launch speed of the can move to get their groups of. northern iraq. coming out for you later this hour freedom of speech got to new meaning any europe. iran learns a lesson in censorship from the e.u.'s satellite providers gab almost two dozen of its state t.v. and radio stations. e.u. leaders are to hold yet another crisis summit in brussels while the country's worst hit by konami troubles witness a wave of fresh strikes triggered by harsh spending cuts thousands of spanish students marched in cities across the country wrapping up three days of industrial action against a slashing of the budget for education that is madrid prepares to ask e.u.
for another aid package to save its economy expected to come with further austerity conditions in greece a nationwide general strike against yet another ten billion euro cut as gripped the country euro m.p. martin andrius and believes that brussels one size fits all approach is further complicating the crisis. maybe there is enough cash to bail out spraying but that is not enough to bail out all the countries that are in trouble and all the countries that will be in trouble because they will not and we spray in greece and portugal you know many more countries are coming up with problems we have now poland we have cyprus we have malta i mean it's not going to end here because it's a general economic crises so we need to see what is the problem for the different members say this is the year that the the european union is. that they propose one solution one size fits all or one solution fits all and this is this
will not work because the problems are very different in greece the problem was about having a huge. probably service is framed it's about the property bubble and i know less angela merkel understands these then there would be no solution possible . as protests surge in europe the american occupy movement is having to evolve to stay afloat after police crackdowns forced it from city squares activists are now trying to soften the impact of the economic crisis arches ramon believe though reports on one group helping citizens keep their homes from the threat of foreclosure. was it. was. more than a year after it kicked off its movement in los angeles occupy l.a. is alive and well but in much smaller numbers my god the tents which once
dominated the landscape of downtown are gone but it popped up in backyards of struggling homeowners i would keep a woman has done for me is kept me in my home for thirty four days he had known this family was swept up in the mortgage crisis and is now facing eviction occupiers have set up barricades around the house now for now and this vowing to defend their home while the family battles with bank of america the show has a meaning of people power the law enforcement is not on our side as well so if you have if you have people power and you have community support. you should you should reach out to them you should reach out to them and get a get together from the lawn in front of l.a. city hall to this foreclosed home in the san fernando valley the face of occupy and so then california has greatly transformed in the past year but the spirit of resistance remains strong among those who say they're still fighting for the ninety nine percent this is an economic war like that's what drives me to be here is not
just about say one house. with. occupy l.a. started in a busted manner and was unique in how protesters had a cozy relationship with police. was i whenever local politicians grew tired of the demonstration and showed they were willing to use a massive police response to shut down the peaceful movement the military style raid on occupy a lazing can drive away protesters but radicalized others who are determined more than ever to fly repressive forces and you have that kind of systematic institutionalized abuse of p. . expressing their first amendment rights it doesn't shut it down it fuels a sense slow because an independent journalist who has been documenting occupy l.a. throughout you observed the movements of loose allowed elements in which cause conflict while occupy l.a. is broken up into several community entities it still celebrates small victories
this again is the current evolution this is the edge of it this is a foreclosure resistance action and it's supported by occupy l.a. as the movement evolves the nun this family is determined to keep their american dream from faith no way you should and i would to have you can always show you these things. i wanted you. to know in los angeles ramon the lindo r t. now the f.b.i. has arrested a man who allegedly planned to blow up the federal reserve building in new york the twenty one year old bangladeshi national was detained as he apparently tried to trigger what he thought were explosive stored in a car the man who was in the united states on a student. caught the attention of authorities when he was searching for al qaida contacts they supplied him with a thousand pounds of fake explosives through on the ground operatives the federal
reserve is also in maximizers crosshairs today and stacy look at the circus that its financial policies create. even the eco bubble is a well known gag buy but with a clown so. these are the schools. that these. ten they go to ringling brothers and barnum bell and clown school where they learn and walk around a floppy shoes where funny beards and you know pretend as if they have mastery over policies that they clearly don't and they support each other with seltzer bottles but you see that's their monetary policy. say they've seltzer bottles and they go i'll here's your quantitative easing. you know and they do this to each other and they say sink or all wet and wet means liquidity and the quality is good we're making the market says goldman sachs we're adding liquidity says j.p. morgan but you're just splitting each other what else are bottles in front and
clowns. it was nineteen more to com in just a few minutes. you can tell an ordinary russian siberian in the blink of an. anthropologist. those days siberians were different clothes different food. different animals. but what about. my journey began in two men but the big city was all shiny skyscrapers and shopping malls much like any other prosperous russian. so i decided to. a small town just outside.
dumplings came from here to dominate the russian cuisine but only in siberia. with cabbage and making sure you can have as a starter main dish. although it may draw. most people in siberia see nothing wrong with hunting only if you decide to participate. when you look upon martin. as in the middle of a swamp only accessible by air transport. and. it's inhabited by. a large muslim minority that migrated head before the russians.
and this. israel. maybe not this. there is a brochure but the sting through enough to show that all through all these yeahs siberia still that was like a euro. was the strangest attempt to put the tree take on. the u.s. president trying to overthrow a foreign country's government but his strategic game was must. come to america recognized its defeat. against you steve cuba managed to cope with the expectorant all don't talk golf or anything from god. i leave you think you are you go but the rajab i believe you the cuban missile crisis games and reality t.v.
. would be soo much brighter if you move from phones to parachute. stunt on t.v. dot com. welcome back you're watching our t.v. at least eleven people have been reported killed as libyan forces shelled bani walid a stronghold of the country's late leader water khadafi reports suggest there were no direct clashes between the two ropes but fighters from the besieged city later responded with mortar rounds the attack on bani walid comes amid reports from human
rights watch that dozens of khadafi loyalists were massacred following his capture and killing a year ago while phone footage filmed by one of the militants shows. of a large group of detainees being abused more photos indicate mannie of those people were later executed the findings revealing the war crime also imply the very same fighters that toppled could still play a major role in libyan politics somehow left our president our boyer's association says the revelations were already common knowledge. i think churchill said the first victim of war is the truth if one looks at what the government in libya is saying what the rebels have so well they don't indeed even the major powers that the u.s. and britain there were all telling. the least this is this revelation is not. does not document it but it is not new everybody expected that
the number i've attended a number of hearings in the human rights council where people who was gene the number of civilians who were killed by nato but i venue of the day nato and the us and western. themselves involved in removing the regime without knowing to whom with whom. they have not looked at what is the possibility that after any any attempt to try and say that the revolution won't lead with some sort of a policy with libya this is just not the people who voted nato. and that's the result of it so of course the human rights abuses were done by of the feet by the revolution and by nato. war on the aftermath of the libyan conflict that our team dot com also their blind justice police in northern england tasered and handcuffed a blind man who can barely walk the cops say the saudis behavior was suspicious and
that his cane was a samurai sword. also on our website hungry for help fifteen million americans sign up for food stamps during the four years. barack obama's term in office got the numbers at. the european commission has denied it ordered a barrel on a rainy and states challenge saying that two providers acted independently previously tehran slammed the e.u. for completely jamming its nine hundred eighty and radio stations which broadcast across europe the battle coincides with a further a tightening of sanctions against the country mostly targeting its financial on trade sectors and apparel filmmaker and me analyst danny shapter thinks the e.u. simply doesn't want to hear a contrary point of view. i find it very troubling that television channels
have been removed from the air suppressing the arends ability to tell its side of the story iran is under attack not only with oil sanctions but financial sanctions there's a whole campaign underway to discredit run its proposals in the gauche ation said we are coming up on the nuclear issue even before the iran gets to make those proposals kind of a preemptive strike and now this just a few days after the european union received the nobel peace prize one of its first acts seems to have been to suppress freedom of the press and freedom of speech that is not very encouraging if you silence one side of that the be and don't even allow its voice to be heard at all clearly it was political you know it taking us one step closer to war and this is what this seems to be about the british did this first through their off common regulator removing press t.v.
from the air in england and now the e.u. is followed through with a similar ban. we discussed iran's relationship with western nations with their academic austin long as well as for its nuclear activities are any worse dangerous as they are presented here's a preview of what's coming up for you in about ten minutes time. there's a pretty good read on what iran's capabilities in terms of uranium enrichment are the big question which i don't think anyone can give a highly confident answer to with does iran want of what people refer to as a threshold capability in other words its ability to produce a nuclear weapon right quickly or do they want an actual deployed weapon. according to u.s. intelligence community and most of the observers iran just hasn't made that decision in part because they don't need to they want to get to that threshold capability before they make any decisions about whether to go to go further than that
threshold because there's no point making that decision early in fact it might be detected by western intelligence and so you could tip your hand before you get to that threshold so i think that decision has been made. now is take a look at some other stories from around the world hungary has seen appalling demonstrations staged by far right party supporters and the roma minority thousands gathered to blame the community for manny things for street crime to litter the minority protests to state's discrimination and can't stand the counter rallies added further strain to the escalating tensions in the country indicating that nationalist sentiment to be on the rise. anger has been mounting around the us embassy and believe us thousands of people rallied against washington's refusal to extradite their former president is one by the supreme court on charges of causing the deaths of sixty seven protesters during an army
crackdown on riots in two thousand and three the us president had to resign alsa by the end rest and political crisis and believe. all right time now for business updates it was a marina so what's happening in the world of business today well right now we also have the russian markets joined in the trade in session but let's start with asia because of course that always sets the mood for the traded session the year especially in moscow in asia stocks are rising and that's because of a number of reports for us without the chinese economy expanded seven point three percent in the third quarter of two thousand and twelve and another report is suggesting that the bank of japan may inject some monetary stimulus at the next policy meeting so investors will be waiting for that when it comes to the markets here in russia they are extending ones they gain and oil prices have something to do with that if we can take a look at there also markets and hopefully this better graphics will appear very
soon basically we are seeing gains of over half a percent there and what is happening is the fact that oil prices at the highest level in one the week let's see what we're looking at right now that would go on my six of one half a percent each move on to currencies the euro is dropping from a one month high versus the us dollar of that it figures for the russian currency and it is gaining to the currency basket this hour now let's stay with russia and talk about the fact of the country has written off over twenty billion dollars worth of that to african countries in september and also raise them to live an eleven billion dollar loan to north korea and during soviet times the kremlin used to credit other communist regimes and countries for political reasons but now some on the list say it's easier to just forget about that money rather than try and get it back. and russia's energy major role stuff could become the world's biggest oil producer and that's because it may buy out the entire hundred percent stake. of
course the russian british oil venture that been talked about for the past couple of days here the head of ralston after is due to meet his b.p. counterpart in london later in the day with a decision expected to be made on. they are in process have reportedly signed an outline agreements with twenty eight billion dollars however agreement is not final and could be revised apparently analysts say that if ross left boss the by both hobbs of thing it could become the biggest oil producer in the world. as long as b.p. will come for the no longer have interest in this joint venture i think next step for rules there will be to buy to be completely rules near being a company with a major. in the face of this they can enjoy loans including from the largest banks like burbank so i don't think that will experience in any case. and that's how business looks the south course more on our web site
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iran's disputed nuclear program has managed to dominate headlines for years and today as u.s. officials continue debating over a potential strike against tehran a newly released report weighs the advantages and consequences of taking military action joining me now to talk more about this topic is dr alston long the associate professor of international public affairs at columbia university he's also the co-author of a new report titled weighing the benefits and costs of military action against iran thank you very much for joining me today thanks very much it's a pleasure to be here dr long a bipartisan group of national security experts are the authors and signatories of this extensive report according to your findings is iran's nuclear program currently a threat to the u.s. president it's not a threat to the united states iran's nuclear program is.